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#India – Tata, Birla, SAIL among 70 companies violating green norms, says Shah panel

Large-scale violation of environment and forest laws have taken place in Odisa since 1994-95 BS, New Delhi  January 7, 2014 Last Updated at 00:24 IST Top companies — such as SAIL, Tata Steel, the Aditya Birlagroup’s Essel Mining and Odisha Mining Corp — are among the 70 that have… Continue Reading →

Shah panel report on illegal mining placed before CoS

  NITIN SETHI, The Hindu The Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Odisha has been placed before a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) to finalise an action taken report (ATR) in order to submit the two together before Parliament. This… Continue Reading →

Open letter to all Speakers at #THiNK2013, Goa, actually the #STiNK2013

Dear Speaker  We understand that you are scheduled to speak at the ‘Think ‘13 Festival’ being organized by Tehelka at the Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, Goa from 8th to 10th November 2013.   We bring to your kind attention the following brief facts regarding the… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Tehelka Not Welcome In Goa- THinkfest 2013 is STiNKfest 2013

Tehelka Not Welcome In Goa Tehelka, the organisers of the THiNK ‘13 Festival, have been declared to be unwelcome in Goa by Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott (GXE) who are outraged by the fact that the THiNK Festival offers a platform to, and acts… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Chhattisgarh Delegation Comes to Delhi to Demand Extension of Shah Commission of Inquiry

Press Release Chhattisgarh Delegation Comes to Delhi to Demand Extension of Shah Commission of Inquiry 11th October:  The Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry was constituted in 2010 by the Ministry of Mines in response to the growing number of… Continue Reading →

#India – Chaos in the iron age #mustshare

Author(s): M Suchitra Sugandh Juneja Issue Date: 2013-5-31 Photos: M Suchitra Bellary district of Karnataka and Goa portray India’s very own gold rush. Today, they are the bywords for rampant violation of mining and environmental laws, unscientific depletion of resources… Continue Reading →

Why Orissa mining may not go the Goa way

By MEERA MOHANTY, ET Bureau | 14 May, 2013, When the Supreme Court reopened the iron-ore mining door some more in Karnataka, miners in Orissa breathed a Rs 50,000 crore sigh of relief. Three weeks ago, when the Supreme Court… Continue Reading →

#India – Police Reforms that never came

The Hindu , April 4, 2013 “Animal behaviour,” was the unusual language the Supreme Court deployed recently. The context for the cryptic remarks was the gruesome lathi-charge on protesting teachers, predominantly women, engaged on contract by the Bihar government, and the… Continue Reading →

#India – Mining scams -a decade of loot

Author(s): Sayantan Bera Issue Date: 2012-12-31 At more than Rs 65,000 crore, the mining scam in Odisha has surpassed that in Goa and Karnataka. The penalties, however, came too late Prodded by the Shah Commission, the Odisha government has started… Continue Reading →

Debabrata Mohanty : Sat Nov 17 2012, From being a soporific department under which miners had a free run in the state’s ore-rich hinterland, the Orissa Steel and Mines Department has suddenly changed tack and is showing a fresh burst of… Continue Reading →

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